Handiwork goes into creation of rock ‘n’ roll museum

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Sign Service employees Trace Shealy, front, and Jeremiah Mascarenas work together to glue the bridge to the body of a 9-foot guitar that will be part of the entrance to the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The smell of glue […]

It’s Their Business: Forever Blooms

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Name: Forever Blooms Location: 1212 N. Main What they do: They are a floral and gift shop that sells gift merchandise and gift baskets. Their flower selections include plants, silk and fresh flower arrangements. Who’s in charge: Sharla Bronniman Employees: Four Contact: 763-4242, 799-7786 or email sharmcdonald@yahoo.com Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to […]

Aisle getting steeper

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Lisa Pellegrino, left, event manager for the Clovis Civic Center, goes over wedding plans Thursday with Sasha Guhrke and Jason Zaikowski of Clovis. The couple are planning for a July wedding at the Civic Center. By Keely McDowell: CNJ Staff Writer With the economy putting a strain on spending money, […]

These boots were made for kicking

By Don McAlavay: Local Columnist I t was hot as all get-out on a July 4th in the late 1950s at a Clovis print shop where I worked. There were five other employees and the boss, plus a bindery “queen.” That’s what we called women who cut up paper and package printed material for customers […]

It’s Their Business: Jack’s Key Shop

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Name: Jack’s Key Shop Location: 3916 N. Prince What they do: They make duplicate keys and change lock combinations. They also carry and install commercial burglar alarms and monitor them 24/7. The store also carries padlocks. How long in business: 30 years. Who’s in charge: Roy and Lavelya Doris Employees: Two Hours: Monday through Friday, […]

It’s Their Business: Clovis Brace Shop

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Clovis Brace Shop By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Clovis Brace Shop Location: 128 W. 21st St. What they do: Orthopedic and sport bracing. They also sell various home medical equipment, including ramps, wheelchairs, crutches, canes, bathroom bars, shower chairs and diabetic shoes. Who’s in charge: Cinda Barringer Employees: One How long in business: […]

Shop smart

Any color worn head to toe in a clean, unbroken line produces a slimming effect.

Jan. 7 Shopping with Tonya

Try on all your favorite clothes and take notes on how they fit and flatter you. Then shop for similar colors, fabrics and shapes. A great fit can make an outfit.

Nov. 28, 1948

A one-room furnished apartment located at 320 Edwards could be rented for $5 a week. … Maytag washing machines, ranging in price from $134.95 to $189.95, could be purchased at the Maytag Electric Shop, 110 Main Street. … A slideshow featuring 57 color slides entitled “China’s Changing West” was scheduled to be shown at Trinity […]

Nov. 6, 1953

A 425-pound safe belonging to Dr. Michele DeMaio was discovered in a plowed field northeast of Clovis, with $300 in cash missing. … A three-room house at 718 Wallace could be rented for $40 a month. … Boyd’s Brake and Clutch Shop announced a temporary closure so its employees could attend a Hydrovac and power […]

Sept. 21, 1941

L.J. Stone and Paul Sellers of Clovis escaped uninjured when a Santa Fe train derailed 100 miles west of Clovis. … The Hotel Clovis coffee shop had 60-cent Sunday dinner specials. … Mrs. E.L. Siemantel, Mrs. Guy Bryan and Mrs. Sam Morgan were announced as Clovis’ best gardeners in the Garden Beautiful contest sponsored by […]

It’s Their Business: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place Location: 1326 Highway 60-84 What they do: Sell gifts, crafts and Polish pottery, and teach decorative painting. Who’s in charge: Patsy Liston, Jean Patton and Jaqque Johnson are the partners. How long in business: about 30 years Hours of […]

June 29, 1966

A 3-year-old Clovis girl drowned in the swimming pool at the Silver Spur Motel on East Mabry Drive. … Jessie Dominguez was champion of the Clovis Jaycee Open Golf Tournament for the third straight year. … Marshall Junior High School hosted a “dress review” for 59 4-H girls who wore garments they made. … Bob’s […]

June 15, 1917

Mandell’s department store offered “the most your money can buy, whatever the price.” … The Sanitary Barber Shop in Clovis offered baths. … The Red Cross, “the worthiest, holiest charity of all time,” was asking for the “support of the people of Clovis.” … An auction featuring 43 cattle was scheduled June 27 at the […]

June 3, 1975

City officials hung a banner across Main Street welcoming visitors to the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, which kicked off later in the week. … Local merchants asked residents to shop Clovis “for great values.” … Bob’s Mr. Shop at 502 Main was suggesting the “Zipper-Tie” as a Father’s Day gift. The neckties cost $5.50 each.

In Tribute: Couple sold Chevy to open beauty shop

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jewel “Maxine” Brown grew up in a large family, and created a large family through church and her many years as a beauty shop owner. “She was good, and everybody loved her work,” husband James Hoyet Brown said. Maxine died April 14. She was born Jan. 10, 1922, in […]

Calf roping under way at Mounted Patrol Arena

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Richard Gray of Smyer, Texas, shows his calf-roping skills Friday afternoon in Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event at the Mounted Patrol Arena at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Gray is 70 and has been roping calves since was 8. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Dirty cowboy hats and dusty saddles […]

April 30, 1965

First Lt. James A. Cullen Jr., an F-100 Super Sabre pilot assigned to Cannon Air Force Base, received the nation’s fourth-highest military decoration – the Silver Star – for combat actions against the North Vietnamese. … Clovis was hosting the state Postmasters Convention. … Gladys and Hubert Tally were preparing for the grand opening of […]

Roping event set for weekend

CNJ Staff Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Sunday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we will […]

Creative mementoes enhance capsules

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Friday they opened that time capsule from 1957. Now really, if you were going to bury a time capsule, what would you put in it? I’d put in some music of the day: Sheryl Crow, 50 Cent, George Strait, All-American Rejects; you know, a cross section. An aerial photo of […]